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April 1, 2014 > New Haven Unified report

New Haven Unified report

Submitted By New Haven Unified School District

A team of seniors from James Logan High School won seven awards on March 22 Ð 23, at the10th annual Virtual Enterprise Trade Show in Oakland, Logan College & Career Center, coordinator Barbara Hart reports. LoganÕs Marketing & Management Academy, under teacher Wil Richberg, hosted the event, which drew more than 1,300 students, advisors and judges at the Oakland Convention Center, making it the second-largest show of its kind in California.

The trade show consisted of various competitions, such as Sustainability Business Plan, Marketing Plan and booth competitions. Booth competitions included fan-favorite voting and ÒWOW factor,Ó with students competing to create the most effective and interactive company booth.

ÒTop Form,Ó a virtual teen-only gym run by Logan seniors, was named Most Enthusiastic Company and also earned second place in the Sustainability Business Plan, WOW factor and Video Commercial categories; it earned third place in Most Creative Use of Space, fifth place in Marketing Plan and ninth place in One-Page Advertisement.

LoganÕs first-year company, ÒheART,Ó a virtual art distributing company, won honorable mention for Sustainability Business Plan.

The Alvarado Middle School (AMS) Ukulele Club will be performing at the 20th annual Ukulele Festival of Northern California on Saturday, April 6, at Chabot College, 25555Hesperian Blvd, Hayward. This is the third year that the after-school club has been selected to participate, AMS teacher Teri Hawkins reports. The festival is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and AMS is scheduled to perform at approximately 1:45p.m. Tickets are $15 at the door.

Logan High junior Uma Mahajan has been awarded the 2014 Violet Richardson Award by Soroptimist International, a global organization for the betterment and empowerment of women. Uma was honored for founding the Emanuele Robotics Club, a free after-school program at Emanuele Elementary School. She raised more than $1,200 to start the program, getting help from Board of Education trustee Jonas Dino; she then mentored and coached the team to participate in a NASA tournament, where Emanuele was the highest-scoring rookie team.

Logan High student-athlete Karsten Wethington was names a high school All-America in the triple jump after leaping 48 feet, 8 inches at the National Indoor Meet in New York, Coach Lee Webb reports. Also, cross country and track and field runner Nico Bacogiannis has been accepted to receive a full scholarship to attend the Air Force Academy preparatory school in Colorado Springs. And, according to Webb, Logan graduate Lauren McGlory, now attending Cal State East Bay, is the national leader in NCAA Division II in the triple jump.

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